'''John Patterson Green''' (April 2, 1845 - September 1, 1940) was an attorney, politician, historian, writer, and orator. Green was best known for introducing the legislation that established Labor Day
He was the first African American to be elected to public office in Cleveland
, Ohio when elected as the Republican Justice of Peace in 1890. In 1992 he was elected to the Ohio Senate as the first African American Senator in Ohio.